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Dennis Tester

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St. Paul, Minnesota
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6 years 2 weeks

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Posted on 11/14/14 at 08:43 am in response to The 2016 (!) presidential field, per the PBS NewsHour

Sometimes being men of principle has its punishment.

Posted on 11/17/14 at 09:04 am in response to The 2016 (!) presidential field, per the PBS NewsHour

the elimination of cross-over voting in republican primaries. Why should a party have open primaries that enable non-members to decide your candidate?

Posted on 11/12/14 at 01:09 pm in response to House Republicans set sights on 'reasonable changes' to MNsure

the results seem to be the same. The black family couldn't have been more destroyed over the past 50 years than if the KKK had been in charge of our cities. I grew up in a black neighborhood 50 years ago that was a thriving middleclass enclave of hard working, two-parent, church-going familes. It's all gone now.

Posted on 11/12/14 at 06:31 am in response to Outstate veterans recall their days in service

I recall this scene on every veterans day. It summarizes my feelings perfectly for having served my country.

We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;
For he to-day that sheds his blood with me
Shall be my brother; be he ne'er so vile,
This day shall gentle his condition;


Posted on 11/10/14 at 04:03 pm in response to Franken backs Obama call for Internet to be regulated as public utility

you can keep your internet provider!"

It seems to me that the federal courts have already ruled that the FCC lacks the authority to regulate the internet as a utility.

Thank God. These are the same people who...

Posted on 11/11/14 at 09:08 am in response to Franken backs Obama call for Internet to be regulated as public utility

Cable and internet monopolies exist in municipalities because those municiplalities wanted it that way. The franchise went to the highest backroom bidder to the exclusion of all others. Like all other real monopolies in this society (electricity, water) it was established and supported by government.

And the reason private enterprise tries to prevent government from entering their marketplace, where they exist, is because it's not the role of the governrment to compete in private...

Posted on 11/10/14 at 09:25 pm in response to Tom Daschle on Obamacare and Washington dysfunction

"Weber asked Daschle whether he believed the language in question was intended by the authors of the ACA to treat state-run exchanges differently for this purpose. Daschle said no, it was unimaginable that such a difference was intended."

Actually, that was the plan and Daschle knows it. The democrats wanted to withhold subsidies from states who didn't build their own exchange and to use that fact as political leverage with that state's citizens. Alas, it didn't work.


Posted on 11/10/14 at 12:37 pm in response to The Minnesota Republican Party is back. Maybe. Or Not.

The truth is, the republican party is the party of self-reliant, married white people. Everyone else votes democrat because they want something from government.

Most of rural America consists of self-reliant, married white people who vote republican and most cities consist of dependent single people and minorities who vote democrat. Mystery solved.

Posted on 11/10/14 at 12:43 pm in response to Same-sex marriage will now likely become a Supreme Court case

There's no constitutional right to marry.

Posted on 07/16/14 at 12:39 pm in response to 2014 Campaign Finance Dashboard

Any politician who promises to give you something that is *paid for by other taxpayers* is corrupt, whether their donors give a million dollars or five dollars. In fact, given the value of the stuff being given away by liberal democrats, the ROI for the small donor is huge.

College students who give Al Franken $20 with the expectation he's going to "pass legislation" (as he says) to cut the interest on their college loan, or other deadbeats who get government-subsidized health...